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    1922-23 Haynes big 6 question

    Dunno about Haynes but some cars did have carpet in back and linoleum, rubber, etc in front. Guess they figured the front got more wear. I think I'd want the carpet in front for Mom and Dad and the more durable material in back for the kids and dogs. 😉
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    Early REO Emblem

    Here ya go: Link deals with military badges, rather than auto, but history may be of interest/help.
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    Saw this reproduction ad today “Whirlaway”

    Yeah, "Whirlaway for thrills" of "a surge of power as if you were jet-propelled." 🤣
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    Damage to my 48 Lincoln

    If it were me, I would NOT let the repair shop choose the body shop. I'd get an estimate from a body shop I trusted to repair it to my satisfaction (whatever that entailed) and have the repair shop give me that amount in cash and/or credit on their bill. If that didn't work, I'd claim it on my insurance and let them go after the repair shop for reimbursement. YMMV.
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    Interesting 39 Ford at auction

    It also appears to have a split backrest on the main seat rather than the solid hinged backrest like the US 39 DeLuxe coupe.
  6. All I ever found in my old cars was mouse poop and various stinging insects! 😞
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    Dodge 1934

    I'm no Dodge expert but I'd say the seats are correct but the fabric is not. The upholstery pattern may or may not be - cars of that era often had pleats like shown in the above pic. 4-doors and coupes usually have bench seats. 2-doors can have bench or buckets - either way, they pretty much have to have folding backrests to access the backseat.
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    YEAHHHH!!!! RETIRED!!!!!!

    Congratulations! My 15th retirement anniversary was yesterday. Now, every day is Saturday! 😉 The only problem I've found is it's easy to fall into the trap of "Meh...that can wait 'til tomorrow."
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    Spare wheel mounted mirrors

    Had a late 30s Plymouth with mirrors that clamp on to door edge. Passenger side had one of those convex mirrors that stick to glass of regular mirror - passenger side was useless without it. Driver side was OK.
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    Ford Cunningham Limousine 1935

    Here's that thread:
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    Auto Trunk

    I'd agree 20's to maybe early 30's - probably aftermarket. Curved back is for sedan - coupes/roadsters usually have straight back.
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    VIN location help

    It will always be there, easy to see and read, assuming the tag is still there. Anyway, if I read the OP right, his MVD wants to see the title number stamped and/or tagged in two different locations on the car - seems overly strict but whatever. AFAIK, even if the car has all its original numbers, the engine/frame number is the only one that appears in two places. ChryCo and some states tracked a car by the door post serial number but other states used the engine/frame number. I'm speculating but I'd guess NM is one of the latter. If so, some clerk may have looked in the MVD manual and found that a 1931 Chrysler should have the number on the engine and the frame. That may have been true 87 years ago but as you say, a lot could have happened in the meantime. I'm coming to the conclusion that unless the OP can show that his engine and frame numbers match each other and the title, he needs to find a knowledgeable MVD supervisor to help.
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    VIN location help

    Good point. I got from the OP that the MVD wants to see the title number (whatever that may be) on two different locations on the car. IF the title number is the engine number and IF it's also stamped on the frame, that would be best. Otherwise, IF both the engine number and serial number are still on the car and IF the title number is one of them and IF the OP can get the build card and IF it shows the car having been built with both numbers, that MIGHT satisfy the MVD. Does Chrysler Historical still sell copies of the build card?
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    VIN location help

    Nice car. See here: It's geared to Plymouth but mostly applicable to Chrysler as well. Briefly, early MoPars have no VIN as such. They have a serial number, an engine number, and a body number. Some states used the serial number and some used the engine number. The serial number is on a tag on the right front door post, the engine number is on the left front of the block below the head, and the body number is on a tag on the engine side firewall. Hopefully the numbers are still there and one matches your title. As for two numbers, joe_padavano may be right. The engine number was stamped on the left frame rail around the rear axle kick-up, but I think that started after 1931 - and it wouldn't match if the engine has been changed. I've heard the serial number was stamped on the right frame rail near the rear mount of the front spring but I've never verified that - so I don't know if it's true or, if so, when it started.
  15. Ford numbered an engine after it passed inspection. That usually was the number used on the title. Starting with 1926 models, the number was stamped on the frame when the car was assembled. However, depending on the model, the frame number may not be visible without removing the body - even then, it may be so faint that it's almost invisible. And over the years, the engine may have been replaced so the number no longer matches the title. So some states assign a new number when the car is re-titled and affix a sticker/plate/whatever with that number to the car.